Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal (Eng: Stolen Glances) is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy thriller film written and directed by Desingh Periyasamy. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan and Ritu Varma in the lead roles, while Rakshan and Niranjani Ahathian portrayed supportive roles in their acting debuts. The film was released on 28 February 2020 along with its dubbed Telugu version Kanulu Kanulanu Dochayante.
Siddharth (Dulquer Salmaan) and Kallis alias Kaliswaran Moorthy (Rakshan) are two youngsters who spend their time partying with girls. Siddharth falls for a door-to-door beautician, Meera (Ritu Varma). He proposes to her and she accepts. Kallis has a crush on Meera’s friend, Shreya (Niranjani Ahathian). The guys spend their money and soon realise they are running low. This is when it is shown that they are frauds, who use online shopping scams to earn money.
DCP Pratap Chakravarthy (Gautham Vasudev Menon) investigate these scam when the laptop his daughter uses explodes. He realizes that the scammers use the addresses of abandoned houses to receive the delivered products and public wifi to sell them online. Siddharth changes their plan and now the boys loot expensive items from luxurious cars. They make enough money. Pratap closes down on them when the boys steal his friend’s laptop but the boys escape successfully. Meera calls Siddharth and informs them that her handbag was snatched. She cries that though only 3000Rs was stolen, it was hard-earned money. Siddharth feels guilty and the guys decide to drop the ill-earned way of surviving.
They decide to settle in Goa by starting a restaurant with the money and shift to Goa. Pratap tracks down the boys address only to find the house vacated. He soon follows them to Goa. It is then shown that Pratap was actually trying to find Meera and Shreya, who are even bigger frauds than Siddharth and Kallis. He informs them that the girls motive is to make guys fall for them and loot money from them. Siddharath and Kallis find their money bag missing and are disappointed that the girls cheated them when they truly loved them.
They hitchhike to Chennai and slowly use their ‘criminal’ minds to find the girls. They find out that they are in Delhi. Pratap also finds that the girls are at Delhi, with Meera in the identity of a girl named Ishita. Shocked the girls return the bag of money and asks them to leave when Siddharth proposes that they form a team and share the amount they stole. It is also revealed that Meera’s real name is Madhumitha and Shreya’s real name is Varsha. Madhu agrees to Siddharth’s deal. They shortlist a rich old businessman, Sooraj Mehta (Anish Yohan Kuruvilla), who eyes Madhu (as Ishita) in mediation class. Varsha also befriends Sooraj’s wife in gym.
The guys, using their technological brain, slowly break down Sooraj’s security features in the villa. Using a spycam in Madhu’s phone and a voice recorder designed as a bracelet, they realize that he is a drug dealer, who has 1 Crore USD in his house, which is equivalent to 71 Crore RS. When the others decide to play safe by dropping the plan, Siddharth convinces them.
They plan to enter the garage in Sooraj’s house using his Rolls Royce. They also get his fingerprint to enter the locker room using a 3D printer. As per Siddharth’s plan, Varsha is to spend 2hr of shopping with Sooraj’s wife. Madhu is to spend time with Sooraj. When Sooraj’s car is parked in Hyatt Hotel car parking, Siddharth and Kallis would take the car and enter Sooraj’s compound, but they will not be seen as the car is tinted. But there comes a change in their plan when Sooraj drives to his private guesthouse instead of Hyatt Hotel, to the surprise of Madhu(Ishitha) and the others. Shocked, the guys follow the car to a suburban area. Madhu is inside with Sooraj and the guys have only 1hr time.
Siddharth tells Kallis that Sooraj’s car is advanced and can be hacked. He opens the app and surprisingly drives the car out of the guesthouse. They drive to Sooraj’s house and safely enter the garage but finds out that to enter the other garage side, a pattern is required. Siddharth asks Madhu to find out Sooraj’s phone pattern and the guys successfully enter the garage. With the 3D printed thumbprint, the enter the locker room, open the locker and steal the money. Madhu fakes her faint attack and nosebleed and Sooraj rushes her to the hospital, and the guys park the car just in time for Sooraj to leave with an ‘unconscious’ Madhu. When Sooraj goes in to bring the doctors, Madhu escapes.
Siddharth says that they are going to Thailand by road and the pairs set off on their bikes. They encounter Pratap doing checkings and Siddharth devises a plan quickly. Before the guys leave to confuse Pratap, the girls reveal that they have fallen in love with them. Happily, the guys rush off and confuse Pratap that the girls are escaping in a white car. Pratap, thinking it is true, assumes that they are going to the airport. He breaches the airport security and the guys escape.
Siddharth and Kallis call Madhu and tell that they have all the money the bags in the bikes are all empty and it is their time to take revenge and cheat them and tell that the police will be there in a few minutes, shocked and devastated girls not feel like running away as they deserve this for cheating truly loving Sid and Kallis just then-Police vehicle enters the hideout and Sid and Kallis get out of that and say that they are just messing around and say that they think the girls have really started loving them and both couples reconcile and decide to settle in life. Back in Chennai, Pratap questioned by the CBI for breaching security. His higher official scolds him for abandoning a checking assigned to him and going after two girls who are cheaters. In a small flashback, it is shown that Pratap was also a victim of Madhu’s scams, and a mini-scene replicating a scene from Gautam Vasudev Menon’s hit romantic film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is shown. Ashamed to declare that he was also a victim, Pratap hangs his head low.
Back at Sooraj’s house, he watches a CCTV footage of Siddharth and Kallis stealing the money but their face is hidden. The guys have used infrared flashlights on their caps, which have deceived the camera. The scene shifts to a hilltop in Manipur where the two couples are temporarily staying in tents, enjoying their lives together Siddharth reveals that he has tattoed Madhu’s name on his hand shocked Madhu reveals her real name is not Madhu and Varsha reveals her real name is Thenmozhi, then Siddharth reveals that he knew that she will be up to something like this and the tattoo was a fake and they hug and when Siddharth asks her real name Madhu tells him to find it, Kallis’s shocked that his girl is a country bumbkin and Thenmozhi makes fun of his name Kalleeswaran and the camera flies up to end credits.
Directed by Desingh Periyasamy
Produced by Anto Joseph & Viacom 18 Studios
Written by Desingh Periyasamy
Story by Desingh Periyasamy
Starring Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma, Rakshan, Niranjani Ahathian
Music by Soundtrack: Masala Coffee Score: Harshavardhan Rameshwar
Cinematography K. M. Bhaskaran
Edited by Praveen Anthony
Production Anto Joseph Film Company & Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date 28 February 2020
Running time 162 minutes